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Dominican Republic 2016 Public Holidays Officialized

Source: Ministerio de Trabajo República Dominicana (Santo Domingo)
Posted on Tuesday, November 10, 2015


The Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic has officially published its previously-announced annual official list of the non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2016.

The aforementioned announcement of the official finalized listing of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2016 is in line with that same list of the public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the calendar year 2016, as released by the Ministry of Labour of the Dominican Republic, last month (2015-10-31).

As usual (2014-10-31, 2013-10-24, and 2012-11-27), the list of non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic for the upcoming calendar year 2016, as announced by the Secretary of State for Labour, refers itself to the 1997 "Ley No. 139-97 mediante la cual los días feriados del calendario que coincidan con los días martes y miércoles, jueves o viernes" (1997-06-19).

Attempts to amend the Ley No. 139-97 have been numerous, and have in some cases progressed far, adding Easter Monday as a new annual non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic (2013-04-01), and trying to fix back to their set dates the January 6 and 26 annual non-working public holidays in the Dominican Republic (2014-12-02 and 2013-07-27), but never made it to final ratification.


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